There is a clarion call for those who will not say, “go,” but will say, “Here, let me go” or “I will go!” No more words are needed, only action.
It is time to rise up and take our place as “history makers.” For too long, we have been silent and allowed humanism to dictate to us what we should do, how we should do it, say it, and feel it.
We are a majority, but the media makes us feel like a minority. Who are we? We are dads, moms, aunts, uncles, soldiers, pastors, and leaders. We are Americans and proud of our Christian heritage. We are tired of seeing church leaders fall, wardrobe malfunctions, 50 Shades of Gray, corruption in government and biased media. Moorings such as religion, freedom, liberty, and patriotism have been replaced by humiliation, limitation, constraint, and guilt. It is time for each one of us to “go.”
Patrick Henry stated,
“Righteousness alone can exalt [America] as a nation…Whoever thou art, remember this; and in thy sphere practice virtue thyself, and encourage it in others.”
Virtue is moral excellence. How is your sphere? If your sphere could honestly tell me about you, what would they say? Are you encouraging virtue on others? Can you? What is done in secret, when no one else is looking, that tells the true nature of a person. Take a good look at yourself and ask if you are a person of virtue, a person of moral excellence?
The Clinton era told us you can compartmentalize your life and it doesn’t matter what you do in “privacy.” We cannot portray virtue on Sunday morning and live opposite Monday through Saturday. Our nation must have moral leaders who lead with conviction and a belief in our God and our country.
The Bible is the pattern for one who wants to become a virtuous person and for a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.
“For the Lord is our Judge; The Lord is our Lawgiver; The Lord is our King: He will save us.” –Isaiah 33:22
Yes, He will save us, but only after we, who are called by His name, will humble ourselves and turn from our wicked ways.
In order to turn our nation around, we must once again become a nation of moral excellence. It starts with you and your sphere of influence. So, whoever you are, remember to practice virtue. Let your life speak loudly and boldly, pointing yourself and others toward righteousness and virtue. There is a cause and a desperate need for moral excellence.
“First, they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.” –Martin Niemoeller (Lutheran Pastor prior to World War II)